April 03, 2014

Pasta with Sausage

If you are a beginner cook or is just in a hurry, this is the perfect recipe for you: easy, super fast and delicious!

servings: 5
time: 35 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb pasta (medium shells)
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
1 diced onion
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 lb sliced sausage
3 diced tomatoes
½ cup dry red wine
½ small can tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese to garnish


Directions
1 – Cook pasta following the package directions. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.
2 – In a large saucepan, heat butter and oil. Add onion and garlic and let sauté for about 3 minutes.
3 – Add the sausage, stirring from time to time, and fry until golden brown.
4 – Add tomatoes and a pinch of salt .
5 – When tomatoes are almost all melted, add ½ cup wine and mix well.
6 – Put tomato paste and stir.
7 – Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the sauce, cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.
8 – Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and serve.

Tips and Options

  • The sausage can be chicken, turkey or pork.
  • If you like pasta al dente, in step 1, remove from cooking 1-3 minutes earlier than specified in the package and finish cooking when mixed with the sauce.
  • Serve with green salad and a glass of red wine.
  • When the pasta is cooked with the sauce, as in this recipe, it is much tastier! :)

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Macarronada com Linguiça.

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